The first tram in Sofia started operating in 1901. Today most parts of the city are covered by an extensive tram network with 150 kilometers tracks and more than 160 stops. Sofia tram is a great way to discover the city
The oldest building in Sofia is considered to be this red brick rotunda that host the church of St George. It has been built by the Romans in the 4th century and now is a fully functional orthodox christian church very popular for weddings
Baba Marta is believed to be a strange old woman with a bad mood. People wear martenitsi, these adornments made of red and white yarn, to ask from Baba Marta for mercy. If the old lady is merciful she will let winter end soon so for the spring to come faster. In Bulgarian folklore, martenitsa […]
Sofia has 48 mineral springs flowing from underground with warm water from 30 up to 90 Celsius. Every second these springs are providing 500 liters of water safe to drink. At city center's mineral springs, many people bring their empty bottles and fill them up to used them at home.
Around 14th century the city previously known as Serdica took its new name from Saint Sofia, the bell-less church. Sofia (or better sophia) is the Greek word for wisdom and the church named after the Holy Spirit (or God's wisdom) similar to Constantinople's Hagia Sophia
One of the most beautiful buildings in Sofia is the Ivan Vazov National Theater. Located in the city garden of Sofia, is an excellent place for travelers to rest and enjoy the great view. Don't forget to have your camera with you
They really love lions in Bulgaria. Around Sofia you will found several statues of the king of the jungle decorating the city in their own majestic way
Sofia's history museum is hosted in a beautiful building which used to be the central mineral baths of Sofia. The baths were shutdown permanently in 1986 because of the bad condition of the building and the fear of collapsing roof.